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Winners of the June Challenges and Blog Hops are HERE. Winners, please claim your prize by July 20.

Check out our Spotlight Projects then link up yours in the Spotlight Project Showcase gallery and win!

Check out our Inspiration Projects for this month. Comment and win spending money on the STAMPlorations shop!

Check out our Stencil Sunday posts for project ideas using stencils and stamps!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Inlaid Birds with Deepti!



Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. I am loving the latest stamp club set and here is one more way you can get creative with For the Birds. I did some inlaid die cutting on this one. Here's the look...


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates A Flock Of Birds


I've been playing with the latest stamp club set, For The Birds, and the coordinating die set, to make a flock of distressed birdies.


{Stamp Designer Spotlight} Big Grins by Becca Cruger + Comment to Win


It's Wednesday once again and we've got another fun post. Also at the end of this post is the winner of her choice of Shirley's stamp sets that we showcased last week here.

Today we're featuring three stamp sets that Becca designed for her line, Big Grins by Becca Cruger.

  


And here's Becca showcasing her stamps. Be sure to visit her blog after reading and commenting on this post. You may just be the lucky winner of either Sweet & Sassy Dad, Snarky Cap and Gown, or Wonderful Life!




Beautiful cards! If you like any of the stamp sets featured today, simply leave a comment here and on Becca's blog for a chance to win. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Sunday, July 23, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 26.

And if you like Becca's stamps, you could snap them up at 20% off. Just use the code STAMPGIRLBECCA on checkout. You'll find all of Becca's stamps here.


And here is the winner of her choice between Classic Shoes and Walking Boots - we randomly drew from all the comments left on last week's post and on Shirley's blog.

winner:

Congratulations, Marsha! Please send an email to sheryruss@gmail.com on or before July 26 to claim your prize. Please let me know which stamp set you'd like to receive: Classic Shoes or Walking Boots.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

{Inspiration Project Post #144}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! The Inspiration girls have been busy creating a variety of projects for this week's showcase featuring stamps designed by our very own Deepti under her label Dee's Artsy Impression.

All of Deepti's stamp sets will be on sale for the week - no coupon needed; the discount is automatically applied. And if you happen to have a coupon code, such as a personal discount code for being a stamp club subscriber, you can use the code to get an even better deal.

Deepti's sets will be reduced by 10% except for Smile, a beautiful floral set, which will be 20% off until July 24.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration Posts, so have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.

 

 

 


Monday, July 17, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Festive "Fourth" Inspired Calendar

  
Hi! I'm here to share another mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it. 
Here's the mini calendar page that I made.


 I used the following ARTplorations and STAMPlorations products:


Friday, July 14, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Dragonflies and Popsicles



MariLynn here with a summer mixed media tutorial using Dragonfly Waltz stencil and the remains of a summer favorite. Popsicle sticks. You can save the from eating yummy popsicles or you can buy them.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Colors a Colored Card Base



Hi, Cornelia here today, jumping on the colored card base bandwagon. Less is More and AAA Card Challenges teamed up and want us to make a one layer card using a colored card base. And since I had no idea what to do for this spotlight post I figured I do just that. I like making one layer cards anyhow.


My stamp supplies:

InBloom1-RadiantRosespreview-Noteworthy2-SheryRussDesigns

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Monika Goes For Cupcakes


Hello Crafty Friends! Today we're making something a little different. The idea came to me when I saw these yummy cupcake dies. What better way to celebrate a sweet tooth than by making a presentation box for a cupcake or muffin?

I drew up the template myself and the box evolved as I went along. Here are both versions to start you off.


{Stamp Designer Spotlight} The Bee's Knees by Shirley Bampton + Comment to Win


Happy Wednesday, everyone! We're starting the day with this post featuring two stamp sets that Shirley designed for her line, The Bee's Knees.

  

And who better to showcase these stamps than the designer herself? Shirley made 6 cards -- you'll see two of them in full here and the rest are on her blog...do stop by there after reading and commenting on this post. You may just be the lucky winner of your choice between Classic Shoes and Walking Boots!





See 4 more awesome cards by Shirley here.

  

  

Great cards, don't you agree? If you like either stamp set, simply leave a comment here and on Shirley's blog for a chance to win. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Sunday, July 16, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 19.

And if you like Shirley's stamps, you could snap them up at 20% off. Just use the code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY on checkout. You'll find all of Shirley's stamps here.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Maria Gives Bleach a Try


Welcome to today's Spotlight post. I decided to have a go at a bleach technique I stumbled upon. It didn't work like in the video, but I made some cards with the results anyway. In the end I actually ended up liking the card I made from my "epic fail" the best! Here it is.


{Inspiration Project Post #143}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! It's Inspiration time, and this week the Inspiration girls are showcasing stamps designed by Becca under her label Big Grins By Becca Cruger.

All of Becca's stamp sets will be on sale for the week - no coupon needed; the discount is automatically applied. And if you happen to have a coupon code, such as a personal discount code for being a stamp club subscriber, you can use the code to get an even better deal.

Becca's sets are reduced by 10% except for Sweet & Sassy Mom, which is 20% off until July 17.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration Posts, so have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.

 

 

  


Monday, July 10, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Quilt Block Journal Page with Amy Almeida

 
Good afternoon everyone, Amy here, with a Journal Page using the new ARTplorations Stencils: Layered Petals, Bubble Dance and Plaid Maker along with the new Bold Sentiments: Gorgeous stamp set !


{JUNE WINNERS}


We've got June winners and top picks to announce. We've also got the winners of the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop and our 4th Birthday Hop and Wishlist Linky Party. Once again, thank you to all of you who played in our challenges last month and who participated in our hops and event.

An important note about our winners post: all winners (challenges and blog hops) of the previous month are announced in one post (this one) published on the 9th or 10th of the following month. All winners have up to 10 days to claim their prizes. If you are a regular player in our challenges or participant in our blog hops and special events, please consider following our blog, even signing up to receive email notifications when new posts are published. You'll find those links on the right side bar. 

Winners, please claim your prize on or before Thursday, July 20. Prizes not claimed by July 20 will be forfeited -- no exceptions. Please understand that because we have a lot of winners and give away over $200 worth of prizes in the form of products and gift certificates each month, it would take a lot of time to contact the winners individually. I also want to be fair to those who regularly visit our blog and claim their prizes within the time frame given.

When claiming your prize, send an email to sheryruss@gmail.com. Please follow this format in the subject line:
"STAMPlorations June (Winner, Top Pick, Random Draw) - specific challenge here"
e.g., "STAMPlorations June Winner - CAS Card Challenge"

If you are the winner of a tangible/mailable prize, do include your complete mailing address in the email you send, even if I already have mailed to you before. (It saves me time having to look up your address.)

Friday, July 07, 2017

July Challenge - Theme and Sketch

Hello, hello! It's time for a new theme and sketch challenge. Thank you to everyone who played in last month's challenge. The winner and top picks will be announced on Monday, July 10.

Before we reveal this month's theme and sketch, we have an announcement: this is the last theme and sketch challenge, as the girls are taking August and September off. We'll resume the challenge on October 6.


Our theme for July is STAMPS & WARM COLORS. Reds, yellows, oranges, and beige or creamy colors are warm colors so we'd love to see any or all of those colors in your projects this month. Or you can ditch the color theme and simply go with the sketch. Up to you.


And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by:



Have a look at the STAMPlorations girls' projects inspired by this month's theme and/or sketch!

    

    

  

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